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A 35-year-old female asked:

I took 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) codeine 3 about 2hrs ago but i feel like i need to take anither one can i?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Wait 4-6 hours: The maximum dose of codeine is 60mg. Each Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 contain 30mgs of codeine. Therefore, it is not recommended taking more than 2 pills. Try some other medication (NSAID OTC), try other methods of pain relief such as applying moist heat or ice.
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